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Hnr block taxes 4. Hnr block taxes   Qualified Plans Table of Contents Topics - This chapter discusses: Useful Items - You may want to see: Kinds of PlansDefined Contribution Plan Defined Benefit Plan Qualification RulesEarly retirement. Hnr block taxes Loan secured by benefits. Hnr block taxes Waiver of survivor benefits. Hnr block taxes Waiver of 30-day waiting period before annuity starting date. Hnr block taxes Involuntary cash-out of benefits not more than dollar limit. Hnr block taxes Exception for certain loans. Hnr block taxes Exception for QDRO. Hnr block taxes SIMPLE and safe harbor 401(k) plan exception. Hnr block taxes Setting Up a Qualified PlanAdopting a Written Plan Investing Plan Assets Minimum Funding RequirementDue dates. Hnr block taxes Installment percentage. Hnr block taxes Extended period for making contributions. Hnr block taxes ContributionsEmployer Contributions Employee Contributions When Contributions Are Considered Made Employer DeductionDeduction Limits Deduction Limit for Self-Employed Individuals Where To Deduct Contributions Carryover of Excess Contributions Excise Tax for Nondeductible (Excess) Contributions Elective Deferrals (401(k) Plans)Limit on Elective Deferrals Automatic Enrollment Treatment of Excess Deferrals Qualified Roth Contribution ProgramElective Deferrals Qualified Distributions Reporting Requirements DistributionsRequired Distributions Distributions From 401(k) Plans Tax Treatment of Distributions Tax on Early Distributions Tax on Excess Benefits Excise Tax on Reversion of Plan Assets Notification of Significant Benefit Accrual Reduction Prohibited TransactionsTax on Prohibited Transactions Reporting RequirementsOne-participant plan. Hnr block taxes Caution: Form 5500-EZ not required. Hnr block taxes Form 5500. Hnr block taxes Electronic filing of Forms 5500 and 5500-SF. Hnr block taxes Topics - This chapter discusses: Kinds of plans Qualification rules Setting up a qualified plan Minimum funding requirement Contributions Employer deduction Elective deferrals (401(k) plans) Qualified Roth contribution program Distributions Prohibited transactions Reporting requirements Useful Items - You may want to see: Publications 575 Pension and Annuity Income 590 Individual Retirement Arrangements (IRAs) 3066 Have you had your Check-up this year? for Retirement Plans 3998 Choosing A Retirement Solution for Your Small Business 4222 401(k) Plans for Small Businesses 4530 Designated Roth Accounts under a 401(k), 403(b), or governmental 457(b) plans 4531 401(k) Plan Checklist 4674 Automatic Enrollment 401(k) Plans for Small Businesses 4806 Profit Sharing Plans for Small Businesses Forms (and Instructions) www. Hnr block taxes dol. Hnr block taxes gov/ebsa/pdf/2013-5500. Hnr block taxes pdf www. Hnr block taxes dol. Hnr block taxes gov/ebsa/pdf/2013-5500-SF. Hnr block taxes pdf W-2 Wage and Tax Statement Schedule K-1 (Form 1065) Partner's Share of Income, Deductions, Credits, etc. Hnr block taxes 1099-R Distributions From Pensions, Annuities, Retirement or Profit-Sharing Plans, IRAs, Insurance Contracts, etc. Hnr block taxes 1040 U. Hnr block taxes S. Hnr block taxes Individual Income Tax Return Schedule C (Form 1040) Profit or Loss From Business Schedule F (Form 1040) Profit or Loss From Farming 5300 Application for Determination for Employee Benefit Plan 5310 Application for Determination for Terminating Plan 5329 Additional Taxes on Qualified Plans (Including IRAs) and Other Tax-Favored Accounts 5330 Return of Excise Taxes Related to Employee Benefit Plans 5500 Annual Return/Report of Employee Benefit Plan. Hnr block taxes For copies of this form, go to: 5500-EZ Annual Return of One-Participant (Owners and Their Spouses) Retirement Plan 5500-SF Short Form Annual Return/Report of Small Employee Benefit Plan. Hnr block taxes For copies of this form, go to: 8717 User Fee for Employee Plan Determination Letter Request 8880 Credit for Qualified Retirement Savings Contributions 8881 Credit for Small Employer Pension Plan Startup Costs 8955-SSA Annual Registration Statement Identifying Separated Participants With Deferred Vested Benefits These qualified retirement plans set up by self-employed individuals are sometimes called Keogh or H. Hnr block taxes R. Hnr block taxes 10 plans. Hnr block taxes A sole proprietor or a partnership can set up one of these plans. Hnr block taxes A common-law employee or a partner cannot set up one of these plans. Hnr block taxes The plans described here can also be set up and maintained by employers that are corporations. Hnr block taxes All the rules discussed here apply to corporations except where specifically limited to the self-employed. Hnr block taxes The plan must be for the exclusive benefit of employees or their beneficiaries. Hnr block taxes These qualified plans can include coverage for a self-employed individual. Hnr block taxes As an employer, you can usually deduct, subject to limits, contributions you make to a qualified plan, including those made for your own retirement. Hnr block taxes The contributions (and earnings and gains on them) are generally tax free until distributed by the plan. Hnr block taxes Kinds of Plans There are two basic kinds of qualified plans—defined contribution plans and defined benefit plans—and different rules apply to each. Hnr block taxes You can have more than one qualified plan, but your contributions to all the plans must not total more than the overall limits discussed under Contributions and Employer Deduction, later. Hnr block taxes Defined Contribution Plan A defined contribution plan provides an individual account for each participant in the plan. Hnr block taxes It provides benefits to a participant largely based on the amount contributed to that participant's account. Hnr block taxes Benefits are also affected by any income, expenses, gains, losses, and forfeitures of other accounts that may be allocated to an account. Hnr block taxes A defined contribution plan can be either a profit-sharing plan or a money purchase pension plan. Hnr block taxes Profit-sharing plan. Hnr block taxes   Although it is called a “profit-sharing plan,” you do not actually have to make a business profit for the year in order to make a contribution (except for yourself if you are self-employed as discussed under Self-employed Individual, later). Hnr block taxes A profit-sharing plan can be set up to allow for discretionary employer contributions, meaning the amount contributed each year to the plan is not fixed. Hnr block taxes An employer may even make no contribution to the plan for a given year. Hnr block taxes   The plan must provide a definite formula for allocating the contribution among the participants and for distributing the accumulated funds to the employees after they reach a certain age, after a fixed number of years, or upon certain other occurrences. Hnr block taxes   In general, you can be more flexible in making contributions to a profit-sharing plan than to a money purchase pension plan (discussed next) or a defined benefit plan (discussed later). Hnr block taxes Money purchase pension plan. Hnr block taxes   Contributions to a money purchase pension plan are fixed and are not based on your business profits. Hnr block taxes For example, if the plan requires that contributions be 10% of the participants' compensation without regard to whether you have profits (or the self-employed person has earned income), the plan is a money purchase pension plan. Hnr block taxes This applies even though the compensation of a self-employed individual as a participant is based on earned income derived from business profits. Hnr block taxes Defined Benefit Plan A defined benefit plan is any plan that is not a defined contribution plan. Hnr block taxes Contributions to a defined benefit plan are based on what is needed to provide definitely determinable benefits to plan participants. Hnr block taxes Actuarial assumptions and computations are required to figure these contributions. Hnr block taxes Generally, you will need continuing professional help to have a defined benefit plan. Hnr block taxes Qualification Rules To qualify for the tax benefits available to qualified plans, a plan must meet certain requirements (qualification rules) of the tax law. Hnr block taxes Generally, unless you write your own plan, the financial institution that provided your plan will take the continuing responsibility for meeting qualification rules that are later changed. Hnr block taxes The following is a brief overview of important qualification rules that generally have not yet been discussed. Hnr block taxes It is not intended to be all-inclusive. Hnr block taxes See Setting Up a Qualified Plan , later. Hnr block taxes Generally, the following qualification rules also apply to a SIMPLE 401(k) retirement plan. Hnr block taxes A SIMPLE 401(k) plan is, however, not subject to the top-heavy plan rules and nondiscrimination rules if the plan satisfies the provisions discussed in chapter 3 under SIMPLE 401(k) Plan. Hnr block taxes Plan assets must not be diverted. Hnr block taxes   Your plan must make it impossible for its assets to be used for, or diverted to, purposes other than the benefit of employees and their beneficiaries. Hnr block taxes As a general rule, the assets cannot be diverted to the employer. Hnr block taxes Minimum coverage requirement must be met. Hnr block taxes   To be a qualified plan, a defined benefit plan must benefit at least the lesser of the following. Hnr block taxes 50 employees, or The greater of: 40% of all employees, or Two employees. Hnr block taxes If there is only one employee, the plan must benefit that employee. Hnr block taxes Contributions or benefits must not discriminate. Hnr block taxes   Under the plan, contributions or benefits to be provided must not discriminate in favor of highly compensated employees. Hnr block taxes Contributions and benefits must not be more than certain limits. Hnr block taxes   Your plan must not provide for contributions or benefits that are more than certain limits. Hnr block taxes The limits apply to the annual contributions and other additions to the account of a participant in a defined contribution plan and to the annual benefit payable to a participant in a defined benefit plan. Hnr block taxes These limits are discussed later in this chapter under Contributions. Hnr block taxes Minimum vesting standard must be met. Hnr block taxes   Your plan must satisfy certain requirements regarding when benefits vest. Hnr block taxes A benefit is vested (you have a fixed right to it) when it becomes nonforfeitable. Hnr block taxes A benefit is nonforfeitable if it cannot be lost upon the happening, or failure to happen, of any event. Hnr block taxes Special rules apply to forfeited benefit amounts. Hnr block taxes In defined contribution plans, forfeitures can be allocated to the accounts of remaining participants in a nondiscriminatory way, or they can be used to reduce your contributions. Hnr block taxes   Forfeitures under a defined benefit plan cannot be used to increase the benefits any employee would otherwise receive under the plan. Hnr block taxes Forfeitures must be used instead to reduce employer contributions. Hnr block taxes Participation. Hnr block taxes   In general, an employee must be allowed to participate in your plan if he or she meets both the following requirements. Hnr block taxes Has reached age 21. Hnr block taxes Has at least 1 year of service (2 years if the plan is not a 401(k) plan and provides that after not more than 2 years of service the employee has a nonforfeitable right to all his or her accrued benefit). Hnr block taxes A plan cannot exclude an employee because he or she has reached a specified age. Hnr block taxes Leased employee. Hnr block taxes   A leased employee, defined in chapter 1, who performs services for you (recipient of the services) is treated as your employee for certain plan qualification rules. Hnr block taxes These rules include those in all the following areas. Hnr block taxes Nondiscrimination in coverage, contributions, and benefits. Hnr block taxes Minimum age and service requirements. Hnr block taxes Vesting. Hnr block taxes Limits on contributions and benefits. Hnr block taxes Top-heavy plan requirements. Hnr block taxes Contributions or benefits provided by the leasing organization for services performed for you are treated as provided by you. Hnr block taxes Benefit payment must begin when required. Hnr block taxes   Your plan must provide that, unless the participant chooses otherwise, the payment of benefits to the participant must begin within 60 days after the close of the latest of the following periods. Hnr block taxes The plan year in which the participant reaches the earlier of age 65 or the normal retirement age specified in the plan. Hnr block taxes The plan year in which the 10th anniversary of the year in which the participant began participating in the plan occurs. Hnr block taxes The plan year in which the participant separates from service. Hnr block taxes Early retirement. Hnr block taxes   Your plan can provide for payment of retirement benefits before the normal retirement age. Hnr block taxes If your plan offers an early retirement benefit, a participant who separates from service before satisfying the early retirement age requirement is entitled to that benefit if he or she meets both the following requirements. Hnr block taxes Satisfies the service requirement for the early retirement benefit. Hnr block taxes Separates from service with a nonforfeitable right to an accrued benefit. Hnr block taxes The benefit, which may be actuarially reduced, is payable when the early retirement age requirement is met. Hnr block taxes Required minimum distributions. Hnr block taxes   Special rules require minimum annual distributions from qualified plans, generally beginning after age  70½. Hnr block taxes See Required Distributions , under Distributions, later. Hnr block taxes Survivor benefits. Hnr block taxes   Defined benefit and money purchase pension plans must provide automatic survivor benefits in both the following forms. Hnr block taxes A qualified joint and survivor annuity for a vested participant who does not die before the annuity starting date. Hnr block taxes A qualified pre-retirement survivor annuity for a vested participant who dies before the annuity starting date and who has a surviving spouse. Hnr block taxes   The automatic survivor benefit also applies to any participant under a profit-sharing plan unless all the following conditions are met. Hnr block taxes The participant does not choose benefits in the form of a life annuity. Hnr block taxes The plan pays the full vested account balance to the participant's surviving spouse (or other beneficiary if the surviving spouse consents or if there is no surviving spouse) if the participant dies. Hnr block taxes The plan is not a direct or indirect transferee of a plan that must provide automatic survivor benefits. Hnr block taxes Loan secured by benefits. Hnr block taxes   If automatic survivor benefits are required for a spouse under a plan, he or she must consent to a loan that uses as security the accrued benefits in the plan. Hnr block taxes Waiver of survivor benefits. Hnr block taxes   Each plan participant may be permitted to waive the joint and survivor annuity or the pre-retirement survivor annuity (or both), but only if the participant has the written consent of the spouse. Hnr block taxes The plan also must allow the participant to withdraw the waiver. Hnr block taxes The spouse's consent must be witnessed by a plan representative or notary public. Hnr block taxes Waiver of 30-day waiting period before annuity starting date. Hnr block taxes    A plan may permit a participant to waive (with spousal consent) the 30-day minimum waiting period after a written explanation of the terms and conditions of a joint and survivor annuity is provided to each participant. Hnr block taxes   The waiver is allowed only if the distribution begins more than 7 days after the written explanation is provided. Hnr block taxes Involuntary cash-out of benefits not more than dollar limit. Hnr block taxes   A plan may provide for the immediate distribution of the participant's benefit under the plan if the present value of the benefit is not greater than $5,000. Hnr block taxes   However, the distribution cannot be made after the annuity starting date unless the participant and the spouse or surviving spouse of a participant who died (if automatic survivor benefits are required for a spouse under the plan) consents in writing to the distribution. Hnr block taxes If the present value is greater than $5,000, the plan must have the written consent of the participant and the spouse or surviving spouse (if automatic survivor benefits are required for a spouse under the plan) for any immediate distribution of the benefit. Hnr block taxes   Benefits attributable to rollover contributions and earnings on them can be ignored in determining the present value of these benefits. Hnr block taxes   A plan must provide for the automatic rollover of any cash-out distribution of more than $1,000 to an individual retirement account or annuity, unless the participant chooses otherwise. Hnr block taxes A section 402(f) notice must be sent prior to an involuntary cash-out of an eligible rollover distribution. Hnr block taxes See Section 402(f) Notice under Distributions, later, for more details. Hnr block taxes Consolidation, merger, or transfer of assets or liabilities. Hnr block taxes   Your plan must provide that, in the case of any merger or consolidation with, or transfer of assets or liabilities to, any other plan, each participant would (if the plan then terminated) receive a benefit equal to or more than the benefit he or she would have been entitled to just before the merger, etc. Hnr block taxes (if the plan had then terminated). Hnr block taxes Benefits must not be assigned or alienated. Hnr block taxes   Your plan must provide that a participant's or beneficiary's benefits under the plan cannot be taken away by any legal or equitable proceeding except as provided below or pursuant to certain judgements or settlements against the participant for violations of plan rules. Hnr block taxes Exception for certain loans. Hnr block taxes   A loan from the plan (not from a third party) to a participant or beneficiary is not treated as an assignment or alienation if the loan is secured by the participant's accrued nonforfeitable benefit and is exempt from the tax on prohibited transactions under section 4975(d)(1) or would be exempt if the participant were a disqualified person. Hnr block taxes A disqualified person is defined later in this chapter under Prohibited Transactions. Hnr block taxes Exception for QDRO. Hnr block taxes   Compliance with a QDRO (qualified domestic relations order) does not result in a prohibited assignment or alienation of benefits. Hnr block taxes   Payments to an alternate payee under a QDRO before the participant attains age 59½ are not subject to the 10% additional tax that would otherwise apply under certain circumstances. Hnr block taxes Benefits distributed to an alternate payee under a QDRO can be rolled over tax free to an individual retirement account or to an individual retirement annuity. Hnr block taxes No benefit reduction for social security increases. Hnr block taxes   Your plan must not permit a benefit reduction for a post-separation increase in the social security benefit level or wage base for any participant or beneficiary who is receiving benefits under your plan, or who is separated from service and has nonforfeitable rights to benefits. Hnr block taxes This rule also applies to plans supplementing the benefits provided by other federal or state laws. Hnr block taxes Elective deferrals must be limited. Hnr block taxes   If your plan provides for elective deferrals, it must limit those deferrals to the amount in effect for that particular year. Hnr block taxes See Limit on Elective Deferrals later in this chapter. Hnr block taxes Top-heavy plan requirements. Hnr block taxes   A top-heavy plan is one that mainly favors partners, sole proprietors, and other key employees. Hnr block taxes   A plan is top-heavy for a plan year if, for the preceding plan year, the total value of accrued benefits or account balances of key employees is more than 60% of the total value of accrued benefits or account balances of all employees. Hnr block taxes Additional requirements apply to a top-heavy plan primarily to provide minimum benefits or contributions for non-key employees covered by the plan. Hnr block taxes   Most qualified plans, whether or not top-heavy, must contain provisions that meet the top-heavy requirements and will take effect in plan years in which the plans are top-heavy. Hnr block taxes These qualification requirements for top-heavy plans are explained in section 416 and its regulations. Hnr block taxes SIMPLE and safe harbor 401(k) plan exception. Hnr block taxes   The top-heavy plan requirements do not apply to SIMPLE 401(k) plans, discussed earlier in chapter 3, or to safe harbor 401(k) plans that consist solely of safe harbor contributions, discussed later in this chapter. Hnr block taxes QACAs (discussed later) also are not subject to top-heavy requirements. Hnr block taxes Setting Up a Qualified Plan There are two basic steps in setting up a qualified plan. Hnr block taxes First you adopt a written plan. Hnr block taxes Then you invest the plan assets. Hnr block taxes You, the employer, are responsible for setting up and maintaining the plan. Hnr block taxes If you are self-employed, it is not necessary to have employees besides yourself to sponsor and set up a qualified plan. Hnr block taxes If you have employees, see Participation, under Qualification Rules, earlier. Hnr block taxes Set-up deadline. Hnr block taxes   To take a deduction for contributions for a tax year, your plan must be set up (adopted) by the last day of that year (December 31 for calendar-year employers). Hnr block taxes Credit for startup costs. Hnr block taxes   You may be able to claim a tax credit for part of the ordinary and necessary costs of starting a qualified plan that first became effective in 2013. Hnr block taxes For more information, see Credit for startup costs under Reminders, earlier. Hnr block taxes Adopting a Written Plan You must adopt a written plan. Hnr block taxes The plan can be an IRS-approved master or prototype plan offered by a sponsoring organization. Hnr block taxes Or it can be an individually designed plan. Hnr block taxes Written plan requirement. Hnr block taxes   To qualify, the plan you set up must be in writing and must be communicated to your employees. Hnr block taxes The plan's provisions must be stated in the plan. Hnr block taxes It is not sufficient for the plan to merely refer to a requirement of the Internal Revenue Code. Hnr block taxes Master or prototype plans. Hnr block taxes   Most qualified plans follow a standard form of plan (a master or prototype plan) approved by the IRS. Hnr block taxes Master and prototype plans are plans made available by plan providers for adoption by employers (including self-employed individuals). Hnr block taxes Under a master plan, a single trust or custodial account is established, as part of the plan, for the joint use of all adopting employers. Hnr block taxes Under a prototype plan, a separate trust or custodial account is established for each employer. Hnr block taxes Plan providers. Hnr block taxes   The following organizations generally can provide IRS-approved master or prototype plans. Hnr block taxes Banks (including some savings and loan associations and federally insured credit unions). Hnr block taxes Trade or professional organizations. Hnr block taxes Insurance companies. Hnr block taxes Mutual funds. Hnr block taxes Individually designed plan. Hnr block taxes   If you prefer, you can set up an individually designed plan to meet specific needs. Hnr block taxes Although advance IRS approval is not required, you can apply for approval by paying a fee and requesting a determination letter. Hnr block taxes You may need professional help for this. Hnr block taxes See Rev. Hnr block taxes Proc. Hnr block taxes 2014-6, 2014-1 I. Hnr block taxes R. Hnr block taxes B. Hnr block taxes 198, available at www. Hnr block taxes irs. Hnr block taxes gov/irb/2014-1_IRB/ar10. Hnr block taxes html, as annually updated, that may help you decide whether to apply for approval. Hnr block taxes Internal Revenue Bulletins are available on the IRS website at IRS. Hnr block taxes gov They are also available at most IRS offices and at certain libraries. Hnr block taxes User fee. Hnr block taxes   The fee mentioned earlier for requesting a determination letter does not apply to employers who have 100 or fewer employees who received at least $5,000 of compensation from the employer for the preceding year. Hnr block taxes At least one of them must be a non-highly compensated employee participating in the plan. Hnr block taxes The fee does not apply to requests made by the later of the following dates. Hnr block taxes The end of the 5th plan year the plan is in effect. Hnr block taxes The end of any remedial amendment period for the plan that begins within the first 5 plan years. Hnr block taxes The request cannot be made by the sponsor of a prototype or similar plan the sponsor intends to market to participating employers. Hnr block taxes   For more information about whether the user fee applies, see Rev. Hnr block taxes Proc. Hnr block taxes 2014-8, 2014-1 I. Hnr block taxes R. Hnr block taxes B. Hnr block taxes 242, available at www. Hnr block taxes irs. Hnr block taxes gov/irb/2014-1_IRB/ar12. Hnr block taxes html, as may be annually updated; Notice 2003-49, 2003-32 I. Hnr block taxes R. Hnr block taxes B. Hnr block taxes 294, available at www. Hnr block taxes irs. Hnr block taxes gov/irb/2003-32_IRB/ar13. Hnr block taxes html; and Notice 2011-86, 2011-45 I. Hnr block taxes R. Hnr block taxes B. Hnr block taxes 698, available at www. Hnr block taxes irs. Hnr block taxes gov/irb/2011-45_IRB/ar11. Hnr block taxes html. Hnr block taxes Investing Plan Assets In setting up a qualified plan, you arrange how the plan's funds will be used to build its assets. Hnr block taxes You can establish a trust or custodial account to invest the funds. Hnr block taxes You, the trust, or the custodial account can buy an annuity contract from an insurance company. Hnr block taxes Life insurance can be included only if it is incidental to the retirement benefits. Hnr block taxes You set up a trust by a legal instrument (written document). Hnr block taxes You may need professional help to do this. Hnr block taxes You can set up a custodial account with a bank, savings and loan association, credit union, or other person who can act as the plan trustee. Hnr block taxes You do not need a trust or custodial account, although you can have one, to invest the plan's funds in annuity contracts or face-amount certificates. Hnr block taxes If anyone other than a trustee holds them, however, the contracts or certificates must state they are not transferable. Hnr block taxes Other plan requirements. Hnr block taxes   For information on other important plan requirements, see Qualification Rules , earlier in this chapter. Hnr block taxes Minimum Funding Requirement In general, if your plan is a money purchase pension plan or a defined benefit plan, you must actually pay enough into the plan to satisfy the minimum funding standard for each year. Hnr block taxes Determining the amount needed to satisfy the minimum funding standard for a defined benefit plan is complicated, and you should seek professional help in order to meet these contribution requirements. Hnr block taxes For information on this funding requirement, see section 412 and its regulations. Hnr block taxes Quarterly installments of required contributions. Hnr block taxes   If your plan is a defined benefit plan subject to the minimum funding requirements, you generally must make quarterly installment payments of the required contributions. Hnr block taxes If you do not pay the full installments timely, you may have to pay interest on any underpayment for the period of the underpayment. Hnr block taxes Due dates. Hnr block taxes   The due dates for the installments are 15 days after the end of each quarter. Hnr block taxes For a calendar-year plan, the installments are due April 15, July 15, October 15, and January 15 (of the following year). Hnr block taxes Installment percentage. Hnr block taxes   Each quarterly installment must be 25% of the required annual payment. Hnr block taxes Extended period for making contributions. Hnr block taxes   Additional contributions required to satisfy the minimum funding requirement for a plan year will be considered timely if made by 8½ months after the end of that year. Hnr block taxes Contributions A qualified plan is generally funded by your contributions. Hnr block taxes However, employees participating in the plan may be permitted to make contributions, and you may be permitted to make contributions on your own behalf. Hnr block taxes See Employee Contributions and Elective Deferrals later. Hnr block taxes Contributions deadline. Hnr block taxes   You can make deductible contributions for a tax year up to the due date of your return (plus extensions) for that year. Hnr block taxes Self-employed individual. Hnr block taxes   You can make contributions on behalf of yourself only if you have net earnings (compensation) from self-employment in the trade or business for which the plan was set up. Hnr block taxes Your net earnings must be from your personal services, not from your investments. Hnr block taxes If you have a net loss from self-employment, you cannot make contributions for yourself for the year, even if you can contribute for common-law employees based on their compensation. Hnr block taxes Employer Contributions There are certain limits on the contributions and other annual additions you can make each year for plan participants. Hnr block taxes There are also limits on the amount you can deduct. Hnr block taxes See Deduction Limits , later. Hnr block taxes Limits on Contributions and Benefits Your plan must provide that contributions or benefits cannot exceed certain limits. Hnr block taxes The limits differ depending on whether your plan is a defined contribution plan or a defined benefit plan. Hnr block taxes Defined benefit plan. Hnr block taxes   For 2013, the annual benefit for a participant under a defined benefit plan cannot exceed the lesser of the following amounts. Hnr block taxes 100% of the participant's average compensation for his or her highest 3 consecutive calendar years. Hnr block taxes $205,000 ($210,000 for 2014). Hnr block taxes Defined contribution plan. Hnr block taxes   For 2013, a defined contribution plan's annual contributions and other additions (excluding earnings) to the account of a participant cannot exceed the lesser of the following amounts. Hnr block taxes 100% of the participant's compensation. Hnr block taxes $51,000 ($52,000 for 2014). Hnr block taxes   Catch-up contributions (discussed later under Limit on Elective Deferrals) are not subject to the above limit. Hnr block taxes Employee Contributions Participants may be permitted to make nondeductible contributions to a plan in addition to your contributions. Hnr block taxes Even though these employee contributions are not deductible, the earnings on them are tax free until distributed in later years. Hnr block taxes Also, these contributions must satisfy the actual contribution percentage (ACP) test of section 401(m)(2), a nondiscrimination test that applies to employee contributions and matching contributions. Hnr block taxes See Regulations sections 1. Hnr block taxes 401(k)-2 and 1. Hnr block taxes 401(m)-2 for further guidance relating to the nondiscrimination rules under sections 401(k) and 401(m). Hnr block taxes When Contributions Are Considered Made You generally apply your plan contributions to the year in which you make them. Hnr block taxes But you can apply them to the previous year if all the following requirements are met. Hnr block taxes You make them by the due date of your tax return for the previous year (plus extensions). Hnr block taxes The plan was established by the end of the previous year. Hnr block taxes The plan treats the contributions as though it had received them on the last day of the previous year. Hnr block taxes You do either of the following. Hnr block taxes You specify in writing to the plan administrator or trustee that the contributions apply to the previous year. Hnr block taxes You deduct the contributions on your tax return for the previous year. Hnr block taxes A partnership shows contributions for partners on Form 1065. Hnr block taxes Employer's promissory note. Hnr block taxes   Your promissory note made out to the plan is not a payment that qualifies for the deduction. Hnr block taxes Also, issuing this note is a prohibited transaction subject to tax. Hnr block taxes See Prohibited Transactions , later. Hnr block taxes Employer Deduction You can usually deduct, subject to limits, contributions you make to a qualified plan, including those made for your own retirement. Hnr block taxes The contributions (and earnings and gains on them) are generally tax free until distributed by the plan. Hnr block taxes Deduction Limits The deduction limit for your contributions to a qualified plan depends on the kind of plan you have. Hnr block taxes Defined contribution plans. Hnr block taxes   The deduction for contributions to a defined contribution plan (profit-sharing plan or money purchase pension plan) cannot be more than 25% of the compensation paid (or accrued) during the year to your eligible employees participating in the plan. Hnr block taxes If you are self-employed, you must reduce this limit in figuring the deduction for contributions you make for your own account. Hnr block taxes See Deduction Limit for Self-Employed Individuals , later. Hnr block taxes   When figuring the deduction limit, the following rules apply. Hnr block taxes Elective deferrals (discussed later) are not subject to the limit. Hnr block taxes Compensation includes elective deferrals. Hnr block taxes The maximum compensation that can be taken into account for each employee in 2013 is $255,000 ($260,000 for 2014). Hnr block taxes Defined benefit plans. Hnr block taxes   The deduction for contributions to a defined benefit plan is based on actuarial assumptions and computations. Hnr block taxes Consequently, an actuary must figure your deduction limit. Hnr block taxes    In figuring the deduction for contributions, you cannot take into account any contributions or benefits that are more than the limits discussed earlier under Limits on Contributions and Benefits, earlier. Hnr block taxes Table 4–1. Hnr block taxes Carryover of Excess Contributions Illustrated—Profit-Sharing Plan (000's omitted) Year Participants' compensation Participants' share of required contribution (10% of annual profit) Deductible  limit for current year (25% of compensation) Contribution Excess contribution carryover used1 Total  deduction including carryovers Excess contribution carryover available at end of year 2010 $1,000 $100 $250 $100 $ 0 $100 $ 0 2011 400 165 100 165 0 100 65 2012 500 100 125 100 25 125 40 2013 600 100 150 100 40 140 0  1There were no carryovers from years before 2010. Hnr block taxes Deduction Limit for Self-Employed Individuals If you make contributions for yourself, you need to make a special computation to figure your maximum deduction for these contributions. Hnr block taxes Compensation is your net earnings from self-employment, defined in chapter 1. Hnr block taxes This definition takes into account both the following items. Hnr block taxes The deduction for the deductible part of your self-employment tax. Hnr block taxes The deduction for contributions on your behalf to the plan. Hnr block taxes The deduction for your own contributions and your net earnings depend on each other. Hnr block taxes For this reason, you determine the deduction for your own contributions indirectly by reducing the contribution rate called for in your plan. Hnr block taxes To do this, use either the Rate Table for Self-Employed or the Rate Worksheet for Self-Employed in chapter 5. Hnr block taxes Then figure your maximum deduction by using the Deduction Worksheet for Self-Employed in chapter 5. Hnr block taxes Where To Deduct Contributions Deduct the contributions you make for your common-law employees on your tax return. Hnr block taxes For example, sole proprietors deduct them on Schedule C (Form 1040) or Schedule F (Form 1040); partnerships deduct them on Form 1065; and corporations deduct them on Form 1120, or Form 1120S. Hnr block taxes Sole proprietors and partners deduct contributions for themselves on line 28 of Form 1040. Hnr block taxes (If you are a partner, contributions for yourself are shown on the Schedule K-1 (Form 1065) you get from the partnership. Hnr block taxes ) Carryover of Excess Contributions If you contribute more to the plans than you can deduct for the year, you can carry over and deduct the difference in later years, combined with your contributions for those years. Hnr block taxes Your combined deduction in a later year is limited to 25% of the participating employees' compensation for that year. Hnr block taxes For purposes of this limit, a SEP is treated as a profit-sharing (defined contribution) plan. Hnr block taxes However, this percentage limit must be reduced to figure your maximum deduction for contributions you make for yourself. Hnr block taxes See Deduction Limit for Self-Employed Individuals, earlier. Hnr block taxes The amount you carry over and deduct may be subject to the excise tax discussed next. Hnr block taxes Table 4-1, earlier, illustrates the carryover of excess contributions to a profit-sharing plan. Hnr block taxes Excise Tax for Nondeductible (Excess) Contributions If you contribute more than your deduction limit to a retirement plan, you have made nondeductible contributions and you may be liable for an excise tax. Hnr block taxes In general, a 10% excise tax applies to nondeductible contributions made to qualified pension and profit-sharing plans and to SEPs. Hnr block taxes Special rule for self-employed individuals. Hnr block taxes   The 10% excise tax does not apply to any contribution made to meet the minimum funding requirements in a money purchase pension plan or a defined benefit plan. Hnr block taxes Even if that contribution is more than your earned income from the trade or business for which the plan is set up, the difference is not subject to this excise tax. Hnr block taxes See Minimum Funding Requirement , earlier. Hnr block taxes Reporting the tax. Hnr block taxes   You must report the tax on your nondeductible contributions on Form 5330. Hnr block taxes Form 5330 includes a computation of the tax. Hnr block taxes See the separate instructions for completing the form. Hnr block taxes Elective Deferrals (401(k) Plans) Your qualified plan can include a cash or deferred arrangement under which participants can choose to have you contribute part of their before-tax compensation to the plan rather than receive the compensation in cash. Hnr block taxes A plan with this type of arrangement is popularly known as a “401(k) plan. Hnr block taxes ” (As a self-employed individual participating in the plan, you can contribute part of your before-tax net earnings from the business. Hnr block taxes ) This contribution is called an “elective deferral” because participants choose (elect) to defer receipt of the money. Hnr block taxes In general, a qualified plan can include a cash or deferred arrangement only if the qualified plan is one of the following plans. Hnr block taxes A profit-sharing plan. Hnr block taxes A money purchase pension plan in existence on June 27, 1974, that included a salary reduction arrangement on that date. Hnr block taxes Partnership. Hnr block taxes   A partnership can have a 401(k) plan. Hnr block taxes Restriction on conditions of participation. Hnr block taxes   The plan cannot require, as a condition of participation, that an employee complete more than 1 year of service. Hnr block taxes Matching contributions. Hnr block taxes   If your plan permits, you can make matching contributions for an employee who makes an elective deferral to your 401(k) plan. Hnr block taxes For example, the plan might provide that you will contribute 50 cents for each dollar your participating employees choose to defer under your 401(k) plan. Hnr block taxes Matching contributions are generally subject to the ACP test discussed earlier under Employee Contributions. Hnr block taxes Nonelective contributions. Hnr block taxes   You can also make contributions (other than matching contributions) for your participating employees without giving them the choice to take cash instead. Hnr block taxes These are called nonelective contributions. Hnr block taxes Employee compensation limit. Hnr block taxes   No more than $255,000 of the employee's compensation can be taken into account when figuring contributions other than elective deferrals in 2013. Hnr block taxes This limit is $260,000 in 2014. Hnr block taxes SIMPLE 401(k) plan. Hnr block taxes   If you had 100 or fewer employees who earned $5,000 or more in compensation during the preceding year, you may be able to set up a SIMPLE 401(k) plan. Hnr block taxes A SIMPLE 401(k) plan is not subject to the nondiscrimination and top-heavy plan requirements discussed earlier under Qualification Rules. Hnr block taxes For details about SIMPLE 401(k) plans, see SIMPLE 401(k) Plan in chapter 3. Hnr block taxes Distributions. Hnr block taxes   Certain rules apply to distributions from 401(k) plans. Hnr block taxes See Distributions From 401(k) Plans , later. Hnr block taxes Limit on Elective Deferrals There is a limit on the amount an employee can defer each year under these plans. Hnr block taxes This limit applies without regard to community property laws. Hnr block taxes Your plan must provide that your employees cannot defer more than the limit that applies for a particular year. Hnr block taxes For 2013 and 2014, the basic limit on elective deferrals is $17,500. Hnr block taxes This limit applies to all salary reduction contributions and elective deferrals. Hnr block taxes If, in conjunction with other plans, the deferral limit is exceeded, the difference is included in the employee's gross income. Hnr block taxes Catch-up contributions. Hnr block taxes   A 401(k) plan can permit participants who are age 50 or over at the end of the calendar year to also make catch-up contributions. Hnr block taxes The catch-up contribution limit for 2013 and 2014 is $5,500. Hnr block taxes Elective deferrals are not treated as catch-up contributions for 2013 until they exceed the $17,500 limit, the actual deferral percentage (ADP) test limit of section 401(k)(3), or the plan limit (if any). Hnr block taxes However, the catch-up contribution a participant can make for a year cannot exceed the lesser of the following amounts. Hnr block taxes The catch-up contribution limit. Hnr block taxes The excess of the participant's compensation over the elective deferrals that are not catch-up contributions. Hnr block taxes Treatment of contributions. Hnr block taxes   Your contributions to your own 401(k) plan are generally deductible by you for the year they are contributed to the plan. Hnr block taxes Matching or nonelective contributions made to the plan are also deductible by you in the year of contribution. Hnr block taxes Your employees' elective deferrals other than designated Roth contributions are tax free until distributed from the plan. Hnr block taxes Elective deferrals are included in wages for social security, Medicare, and federal unemployment (FUTA) tax. Hnr block taxes Forfeiture. Hnr block taxes   Employees have a nonforfeitable right at all times to their accrued benefit attributable to elective deferrals. Hnr block taxes Reporting on Form W-2. Hnr block taxes   Do not include elective deferrals in the “Wages, tips, other compensation” box of Form W-2. Hnr block taxes You must, however, include them in the “Social security wages” and “Medicare wages and tips” boxes. Hnr block taxes You must also include them in box 12. Hnr block taxes Mark the “Retirement plan” checkbox in box 13. Hnr block taxes For more information, see the Form W-2 instructions. Hnr block taxes Automatic Enrollment Your 401(k) plan can have an automatic enrollment feature. Hnr block taxes Under this feature, you can automatically reduce an employee's pay by a fixed percentage and contribute that amount to the 401(k) plan on his or her behalf unless the employee affirmatively chooses not to have his or her pay reduced or chooses to have it reduced by a different percentage. Hnr block taxes These contributions are elective deferrals. Hnr block taxes An automatic enrollment feature will encourage employees' saving for retirement and will help your plan pass nondiscrimination testing (if applicable). Hnr block taxes For more information, see Publication 4674, Automatic Enrollment 401(k) Plans for Small Businesses. Hnr block taxes Eligible automatic contribution arrangement. Hnr block taxes   Under an eligible automatic contribution arrangement (EACA), a participant is treated as having elected to have the employer make contributions in an amount equal to a uniform percentage of compensation. Hnr block taxes This automatic election will remain in place until the participant specifically elects not to have such deferral percentage made (or elects a different percentage). Hnr block taxes There is no required deferral percentage. Hnr block taxes Withdrawals. Hnr block taxes   Under an EACA, you may allow participants to withdraw their automatic contributions to the plan if certain conditions are met. Hnr block taxes The participant must elect the withdrawal no later than 90 days after the date of the first elective contributions under the EACA. Hnr block taxes The participant must withdraw the entire amount of EACA default contributions, including any earnings thereon. Hnr block taxes   If the plan allows withdrawals under the EACA, the amount of the withdrawal other than the amount of any designated Roth contributions must be included in the employee's gross income for the tax year in which the distribution is made. Hnr block taxes The additional 10% tax on early distributions will not apply to the distribution. Hnr block taxes Notice requirement. Hnr block taxes   Under an EACA, employees must be given written notice of the terms of the EACA within a reasonable period of time before each plan year. Hnr block taxes The notice must be written in a manner calculated to be understood by the average employee and be sufficiently accurate and comprehensive in order to apprise the employee of his or her rights and obligations under the EACA. Hnr block taxes The notice must include an explanation of the employee's right to elect not to have elective contributions made on his or her behalf, or to elect a different percentage, and the employee must be given a reasonable period of time after receipt of the notice before the first elective contribution is made. Hnr block taxes The notice also must explain how contributions will be invested in the absence of an investment election by the employee. Hnr block taxes Qualified automatic contribution arrangement. Hnr block taxes    A qualified automatic contribution arrangement (QACA) is a type of safe harbor plan. Hnr block taxes It contains an automatic enrollment feature, and mandatory employer contributions are required. Hnr block taxes If your plan includes a QACA, it will not be subject to the ADP test (discussed later) nor the top-heavy requirements (discussed earlier). Hnr block taxes Additionally, your plan will not be subject to the actual contribution percentage (ACP) test if certain additional requirements are met. Hnr block taxes Under a QACA, each employee who is eligible to participate in the plan will be treated as having elected to make elective deferral contributions equal to a certain default percentage of compensation. Hnr block taxes In order to not have default elective deferrals made, an employee must make an affirmative election specifying a deferral percentage (including zero, if desired). Hnr block taxes If an employee does not make an affirmative election, the default deferral percentage must meet the following conditions. Hnr block taxes It must be applied uniformly. Hnr block taxes It must not exceed 10%. Hnr block taxes It must be at least 3% in the first plan year it applies to an employee and through the end of the following year. Hnr block taxes It must increase to at least 4% in the following plan year. Hnr block taxes It must increase to at least 5% in the following plan year. Hnr block taxes It must increase to at least 6% in subsequent plan years. Hnr block taxes Matching or nonelective contributions. Hnr block taxes   Under the terms of the QACA, you must make either matching or nonelective contributions according to the following terms. Hnr block taxes Matching contributions. Hnr block taxes You must make matching contributions on behalf of each non-highly compensated employee in the following amounts. Hnr block taxes An amount equal to 100% of elective deferrals, up to 1% of compensation. Hnr block taxes An amount equal to 50% of elective deferrals, from 1% up to 6% of compensation. Hnr block taxes Other formulas may be used as long as they are at least as favorable to non-highly compensated employees. Hnr block taxes The rate of matching contributions for highly compensated employees, including yourself, must not exceed the rates for non-highly compensated employees. Hnr block taxes Nonelective contributions. Hnr block taxes You must make nonelective contributions on behalf of every non-highly compensated employee eligible to participate in the plan, regardless of whether they elected to participate, in an amount equal to at least 3% of their compensation. Hnr block taxes Vesting requirements. Hnr block taxes   All accrued benefits attributed to matching or nonelective contributions under the QACA must be 100% vested for all employees who complete 2 years of service. Hnr block taxes These contributions are subject to special withdrawal restrictions, discussed later. Hnr block taxes Notice requirements. Hnr block taxes   Each employee eligible to participate in the QACA must receive written notice of their rights and obligations under the QACA, within a reasonable period before each plan year. Hnr block taxes The notice must be written in a manner calculated to be understood by the average employee, and it must be accurate and comprehensive. Hnr block taxes The notice must explain their right to elect not to have elective contributions made on their behalf, or to have contributions made at a different percentage than the default percentage. Hnr block taxes Additionally, the notice must explain how contributions will be invested in the absence of any investment election by the employee. Hnr block taxes The employee must have a reasonable period of time after receiving the notice to make such contribution and investment elections prior to the first contributions under the QACA. Hnr block taxes Treatment of Excess Deferrals If the total of an employee's deferrals is more than the limit for 2013, the employee can have the difference (called an excess deferral) paid out of any of the plans that permit these distributions. Hnr block taxes He or she must notify the plan by April 15, 2014 (or an earlier date specified in the plan), of the amount to be paid from each plan. Hnr block taxes The plan must then pay the employee that amount, plus earnings on the amount through the end of 2013, by April 15, 2014. Hnr block taxes Excess withdrawn by April 15. Hnr block taxes   If the employee takes out the excess deferral by April 15, 2014, it is not reported again by including it in the employee's gross income for 2014. Hnr block taxes However, any income earned in 2013 on the excess deferral taken out is taxable in the tax year in which it is taken out. Hnr block taxes The distribution is not subject to the additional 10% tax on early distributions. Hnr block taxes   If the employee takes out part of the excess deferral and the income on it, the distribution is treated as made proportionately from the excess deferral and the income. Hnr block taxes   Even if the employee takes out the excess deferral by April 15, the amount will be considered for purposes of nondiscrimination testing requirements of the plan, unless the distributed amount is for a non-highly compensated employee who participates in only one employer's 401(k) plan or plans. Hnr block taxes Excess not withdrawn by April 15. Hnr block taxes   If the employee does not take out the excess deferral by April 15, 2014, the excess, though taxable in 2013, is not included in the employee's cost basis in figuring the taxable amount of any eventual distributions under the plan. Hnr block taxes In effect, an excess deferral left in the plan is taxed twice, once when contributed and again when distributed. Hnr block taxes Also, if the employee's excess deferral is allowed to stay in the plan and the employee participates in no other employer's plan, the plan can be disqualified. Hnr block taxes Reporting corrective distributions on Form 1099-R. Hnr block taxes   Report corrective distributions of excess deferrals (including any earnings) on Form 1099-R. Hnr block taxes For specific information about reporting corrective distributions, see the Instructions for Forms 1099-R and 5498. Hnr block taxes Tax on excess contributions of highly compensated employees. Hnr block taxes   The law provides tests to detect discrimination in a plan. Hnr block taxes If tests, such as the actual deferral percentage test (ADP test) (see section 401(k)(3)) and the actual contribution percentage test (ACP test) (see section 401(m)(2)), show that contributions for highly compensated employees are more than the test limits for these contributions, the employer may have to pay a 10% excise tax. Hnr block taxes Report the tax on Form 5330. Hnr block taxes The ADP test does not apply to a safe harbor 401(k) plan (discussed next) nor to a QACA. Hnr block taxes Also, the ACP test does not apply to these plans if certain additional requirements are met. Hnr block taxes   The tax for the year is 10% of the excess contributions for the plan year ending in your tax year. Hnr block taxes Excess contributions are elective deferrals, employee contributions, or employer matching or nonelective contributions that are more than the amount permitted under the ADP test or the ACP test. Hnr block taxes   See Regulations sections 1. Hnr block taxes 401(k)-2 and 1. Hnr block taxes 401(m)-2 for further guidance relating to the nondiscrimination rules under sections 401(k) and 401(m). Hnr block taxes    If the plan fails the ADP or ACP testing, and the failure is not corrected by the end of the next plan year, the plan can be disqualified. Hnr block taxes Safe harbor 401(k) plan. Hnr block taxes If you meet the requirements for a safe harbor 401(k) plan, you do not have to satisfy the ADP test, nor the ACP test, if certain additional requirements are met. Hnr block taxes For your plan to be a safe harbor plan, you must meet the following conditions. Hnr block taxes Matching or nonelective contributions. Hnr block taxes You must make matching or nonelective contributions according to one of the following formulas. Hnr block taxes Matching contributions. Hnr block taxes You must make matching contributions according to the following rules. Hnr block taxes You must contribute an amount equal to 100% of each non-highly compensated employee's elective deferrals, up to 3% of compensation. Hnr block taxes You must contribute an amount equal to 50% of each non-highly compensated employee's elective deferrals, from 3% up to 5% of compensation. Hnr block taxes The rate of matching contributions for highly compensated employees, including yourself, must not exceed the rates for non-highly compensated employees. Hnr block taxes Nonelective contributions. Hnr block taxes You must make nonelective contributions, without regard to whether the employee made elective deferrals, on behalf of all non-highly compensated employees eligible to participate in the plan, equal to at least 3% of the employee's compensation. Hnr block taxes These mandatory matching and nonelective contributions must be immediately 100% vested and are subject to special withdrawal restrictions. Hnr block taxes Notice requirement. Hnr block taxes You must give eligible employees written notice of their rights and obligations with regard to contributions under the plan, within a reasonable period before the plan year. Hnr block taxes The other requirements for a 401(k) plan, including withdrawal and vesting rules, must also be met for your plan to qualify as a safe harbor 401(k) plan. Hnr block taxes Qualified Roth Contribution Program Under this program an eligible employee can designate all or a portion of his or her elective deferrals as after-tax Roth contributions. Hnr block taxes Elective deferrals designated as Roth contributions must be maintained in a separate Roth account. Hnr block taxes However, unlike other elective deferrals, designated Roth contributions are not excluded from employees' gross income, but qualified distributions from a Roth account are excluded from employees' gross income. Hnr block taxes Elective Deferrals Under a qualified Roth contribution program, the amount of elective deferrals that an employee may designate as a Roth contribution is limited to the maximum amount of elective deferrals excludable from gross income for the year (for 2013 and 2014, $17,500 if under age 50 and $23,000 if age 50 or over) less the total amount of the employee's elective deferrals not designated as Roth contributions. Hnr block taxes Designated Roth deferrals are treated the same as pre-tax elective deferrals for most purposes, including: The annual individual elective deferral limit (total of all designated Roth contributions and traditional, pre-tax elective deferrals) of $17,500 for 2013 and 2014, with an additional $5,500 if age 50 or over for 2013 and 2014, Determining the maximum employee and employer annual contributions of the lesser of 100% of compensation or $51,000 for 2013 ($52,000 for 2014), Nondiscrimination testing, Required distributions, and Elective deferrals not taken into account for purposes of deduction limits. Hnr block taxes Qualified Distributions A qualified distribution is a distribution that is made after the employee's nonexclusion period and: On or after the employee attains age   59½, On account of the employee's being disabled, or On or after the employee's death. Hnr block taxes An employee's nonexclusion period for a plan is the 5-tax-year period beginning with the earlier of the following tax years. Hnr block taxes The first tax year in which the employee made a contribution to his or her Roth account in the plan, or If a rollover contribution was made to the employee's designated Roth account from a designated Roth account previously established for the employee under another plan, then the first tax year the employee made a designated Roth contribution to the previously established account. Hnr block taxes Rollover. Hnr block taxes   Beginning September 28, 2010, a rollover from another account can be made to a designated Roth account in the same plan. Hnr block taxes For additional information on these in-plan Roth rollovers, see Notice 2010-84, 2010-51 I. Hnr block taxes R. Hnr block taxes B. Hnr block taxes 872, available at www. Hnr block taxes irs. Hnr block taxes gov/irb/2010-51_IRB/ar11. Hnr block taxes html, and Notice 2013-74. Hnr block taxes A distribution from a designated Roth account can only be rolled over to another designated Roth account or a Roth IRA. Hnr block taxes Rollover amounts do not apply toward the annual deferral limit. Hnr block taxes Reporting Requirements You must report a contribution to a Roth account on Form W-2 and a distribution from a Roth account on Form 1099-R. Hnr block taxes See the Form W-2 and 1099-R instructions for detailed information. Hnr block taxes Distributions Amounts paid to plan participants from a qualified plan are called distributions. Hnr block taxes Distributions may be nonperiodic, such as lump-sum distributions, or periodic, such as annuity payments. Hnr block taxes Also, certain loans may be treated as distributions. Hnr block taxes See Loans Treated as Distributions in Publication 575. Hnr block taxes Required Distributions A qualified plan must provide that each participant will either: Receive his or her entire interest (benefits) in the plan by the required beginning date (defined later), or Begin receiving regular periodic distributions by the required beginning date in annual amounts calculated to distribute the participant's entire interest (benefits) over his or her life expectancy or over the joint life expectancy of the participant and the designated beneficiary (or over a shorter period). Hnr block taxes These distribution rules apply individually to each qualified plan. Hnr block taxes You cannot satisfy the requirement for one plan by taking a distribution from another. Hnr block taxes The plan must provide that these rules override any inconsistent distribution options previously offered. Hnr block taxes Minimum distribution. Hnr block taxes   If the account balance of a qualified plan participant is to be distributed (other than as an annuity), the plan administrator must figure the minimum amount required to be distributed each distribution calendar year. Hnr block taxes This minimum is figured by dividing the account balance by the applicable life expectancy. Hnr block taxes The plan administrator can use the life expectancy tables in Appendix C of Publication 590 for this purpose. Hnr block taxes For more information on figuring the minimum distribution, see Tax on Excess Accumulation in Publication 575. Hnr block taxes Required beginning date. Hnr block taxes   Generally, each participant must receive his or her entire benefits in the plan or begin to receive periodic distributions of benefits from the plan by the required beginning date. Hnr block taxes   A participant must begin to receive distributions from his or her qualified retirement plan by April 1 of the first year after the later of the following years. Hnr block taxes Calendar year in which he or she reaches age 70½. Hnr block taxes Calendar year in which he or she retires from employment with the employer maintaining the plan. Hnr block taxes However, the plan may require the participant to begin receiving distributions by April 1 of the year after the participant reaches age 70½ even if the participant has not retired. Hnr block taxes   If the participant is a 5% owner of the employer maintaining the plan, the participant must begin receiving distributions by April 1 of the first year after the calendar year in which the participant reached age 70½. Hnr block taxes For more information, see Tax on Excess Accumulation in Publication 575. Hnr block taxes Distributions after the starting year. Hnr block taxes   The distribution required to be made by April 1 is treated as a distribution for the starting year. Hnr block taxes (The starting year is the year in which the participant meets (1) or (2) above, whichever applies. Hnr block taxes ) After the starting year, the participant must receive the required distribution for each year by December 31 of that year. Hnr block taxes If no distribution is made in the starting year, required distributions for 2 years must be made in the next year (one by April 1 and one by December 31). Hnr block taxes Distributions after participant's death. Hnr block taxes   See Publication 575 for the special rules covering distributions made after the death of a participant. Hnr block taxes Distributions From 401(k) Plans Generally, distributions cannot be made until one of the following occurs. Hnr block taxes The employee retires, dies, becomes disabled, or otherwise severs employment. Hnr block taxes The plan ends and no other defined contribution plan is established or continued. Hnr block taxes In the case of a 401(k) plan that is part of a profit-sharing plan, the employee reaches age 59½ or suffers financial hardship. Hnr block taxes For the rules on hardship distributions, including the limits on them, see Regulations section 1. Hnr block taxes 401(k)-1(d). Hnr block taxes The employee becomes eligible for a qualified reservist distribution (defined next). Hnr block taxes Certain distributions listed above may be subject to the tax on early distributions discussed later. Hnr block taxes Qualified reservist distributions. Hnr block taxes   A qualified reservist distribution is a distribution from an IRA or an elective deferral account made after September 11, 2001, to a military reservist or a member of the National Guard who has been called to active duty for at least 180 days or for an indefinite period. Hnr block taxes All or part of a qualified reservist distribution can be recontributed to an IRA. Hnr block taxes The additional 10% tax on early distributions does not apply to a qualified reservist distribution. Hnr block taxes Tax Treatment of Distributions Distributions from a qualified plan minus a prorated part of any cost basis are subject to income tax in the year they are distributed. Hnr block taxes Since most recipients have no cost basis, a distribution is generally fully taxable. Hnr block taxes An exception is a distribution that is properly rolled over as discussed under Rollover, next. Hnr block taxes The tax treatment of distributions depends on whether they are made periodically over several years or life (periodic distributions) or are nonperiodic distributions. Hnr block taxes See Taxation of Periodic Payments and Taxation of Nonperiodic Payments in Publication 575 for a detailed description of how distributions are taxed, including the 10-year tax option or capital gain treatment of a lump-sum distribution. Hnr block taxes Note. Hnr block taxes A recipient of a distribution from a designated Roth account will have a cost basis since designated Roth contributions are made on an after-tax basis. Hnr block taxes Also, a distribution from a designated Roth account is entirely tax-free if certain conditions are met. Hnr block taxes See Qualified distributions under Qualified Roth Contribution Program, earlier. Hnr block taxes Rollover. Hnr block taxes   The recipient of an eligible rollover distribution from a qualified plan can defer the tax on it by rolling it over into a traditional IRA or another eligible retirement plan. Hnr block taxes However, it may be subject to withholding as discussed under Withholding requirement, later. Hnr block taxes A rollover can also be made to a Roth IRA, in which case, any previously untaxed amounts are includible in gross income unless the rollover is from a designated Roth account. Hnr block taxes Eligible rollover distribution. Hnr block taxes   This is a distribution of all or any part of an employee's balance in a qualified retirement plan that is not any of the following. Hnr block taxes A required minimum distribution. Hnr block taxes See Required Distributions , earlier. Hnr block taxes Any of a series of substantially equal payments made at least once a year over any of the following periods. Hnr block taxes The employee's life or life expectancy. Hnr block taxes The joint lives or life expectancies of the employee and beneficiary. Hnr block taxes A period of 10 years or longer. Hnr block taxes A hardship distribution. Hnr block taxes The portion of a distribution that represents the return of an employee's nondeductible contributions to the plan. Hnr block taxes See Employee Contributions , earlier, and Rollover of nontaxable amounts, next. Hnr block taxes Loans treated as distributions. Hnr block taxes Dividends on employer securities. Hnr block taxes The cost of any life insurance coverage provided under a qualified retirement plan. Hnr block taxes Similar items designated by the IRS in published guidance. Hnr block taxes See, for example, the Instructions for Forms 1099-R and 5498. Hnr block taxes Rollover of nontaxable amounts. Hnr block taxes   You may be able to roll over the nontaxable part of a distribution to another qualified retirement plan or a section 403(b) plan, or to an IRA. Hnr block taxes If the rollover is to a qualified retirement plan or a section 403(b) plan that separately accounts for the taxable and nontaxable parts of the rollover, the transfer must be made through a direct (trustee-to-trustee) rollover. Hnr block taxes If the rollover is to an IRA, the transfer can be made by any rollover method. Hnr block taxes Note. Hnr block taxes A distribution from a designated Roth account can be rolled over to another designated Roth account or to a Roth IRA. Hnr block taxes If the rollover is to a Roth IRA, it can be rolled over by any rollover method, but if the rollover is to another designated Roth account, it must be rolled over directly (trustee-to-trustee). Hnr block taxes More information. Hnr block taxes   For more information about rollovers, see Rollovers in Pubs. Hnr block taxes 575 and 590. Hnr block taxes Withholding requirement. Hnr block taxes   If, during a year, a qualified plan pays to a participant one or more eligible rollover distributions (defined earlier) that are reasonably expected to total $200 or more, the payor must withhold 20% of the taxable portion of each distribution for federal income tax. Hnr block taxes Exceptions. Hnr block taxes   If, instead of having the distribution paid to him or her, the participant chooses to have the plan pay it directly to an IRA or another eligible retirement plan (a direct rollover), no withholding is required. Hnr block taxes   If the distribution is not an eligible rollover distribution, defined earlier, the 20% withholding requirement does not apply. Hnr block taxes Other withholding rules apply to distributions that are not eligible rollover distributions, such as long-term periodic distributions and required distributions (periodic or nonperiodic). Hnr block taxes However, the participant can choose not to have tax withheld from these distributions. Hnr block taxes If the participant does not make this choice, the following withholding rules apply. Hnr block taxes For periodic distributions, withholding is based on their treatment as wages. Hnr block taxes For nonperiodic distributions, 10% of the taxable part is withheld. Hnr block taxes Estimated tax payments. Hnr block taxes   If no income tax is withheld or not enough tax is withheld, the recipient of a distribution may have to make estimated tax payments. Hnr block taxes For more information, see Withholding Tax and Estimated Tax in Publication 575. Hnr block taxes Section 402(f) Notice. Hnr block taxes   If a distribution is an eligible rollover distribution, as defined earlier, you must provide a written notice to the recipient that explains the following rules regarding such distributions. Hnr block taxes That the distribution may be directly transferred to an eligible retirement plan and information about which distributions are eligible for this direct transfer. Hnr block taxes That tax will be withheld from the distribution if it is not directly transferred to an eligible retirement plan. Hnr block taxes That the distribution will not be subject to tax if transferred to an eligible retirement plan within 60 days after the date the recipient receives the distribution. Hnr block taxes Certain other rules that may be applicable. Hnr block taxes   Notice 2009-68, 2009-39 I. Hnr block taxes R. Hnr block taxes B. Hnr block taxes 423, available at www. Hnr block taxes irs. Hnr block taxes gov/irb/2009-39_IRB/ar14. Hnr block taxes html, contains two updated safe harbor section 402(f) notices that plan administrators may provide recipients of eligible rollover distributions. Hnr block taxes If the plan allows in-plan Roth rollovers, the 402(f) notice must be amended to reflect this. Hnr block taxes Notice 2010-84 contains guidance on how to modify a 402(f) notice for in-plan Roth rollovers. Hnr block taxes Timing of notice. Hnr block taxes   The notice generally must be provided no less than 30 days and no more than 180 days before the date of a distribution. Hnr block taxes Method of notice. Hnr block taxes   The written notice must be provided individually to each distributee of an eligible rollover distribution. Hnr block taxes Posting of the notice is not sufficient. Hnr block taxes However, the written requirement may be satisfied through the use of electronic media if certain additional conditions are met. Hnr block taxes See Regulations section 1. Hnr block taxes 401(a)-21. Hnr block taxes Tax on failure to give notice. Hnr block taxes   Failure to give a 402(f) notice will result in a tax of $100 for each failure, with a total not exceeding $50,000 per calendar year. Hnr block taxes The tax will not be imposed if it is shown that such failure is due to reasonable cause and not to willful neglect. Hnr block taxes Tax on Early Distributions If a distribution is made to an employee under the plan before he or she reaches age 59½, the employee may have to pay a 10% additional tax on the distribution. Hnr block taxes This tax applies to the amount received that the employee must include in income. Hnr block taxes Exceptions. Hnr block taxes   The 10% tax will not apply if distributions before age 59½ are made in any of the following circumstances. Hnr block taxes Made to a beneficiary (or to the estate of the employee) on or after the death of the employee. Hnr block taxes Made due to the employee having a qualifying disability. Hnr block taxes Made as part of a series of substantially equal periodic payments beginning after separation from service and made at least annually for the life or life expectancy of the employee or the joint lives or life expectancies of the employee and his or her designated beneficiary. Hnr block taxes (The payments under this exception, except in the case of death or disability, must continue for at least 5 years or until the employee reaches age 59½, whichever is the longer period. Hnr block taxes ) Made to an employee after separation from service if the separation occurred during o
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Forms and Schedules for Form 1040

Schedule A (Form 1040), Itemized Deductions
Use Schedule A (Form 1040) to figure your itemized deductions. In most cases, your federal income tax will be less if you take the larger of your itemized deductions or your standard deduction.

Schedule B (Form 1040), Interest and Ordinary Dividends
Use Schedule B to report your taxable interest or ordinary dividends.

Schedule C (Form 1040), Profit or Loss From Business
Use this schedule to report income or loss from a business you operated or a profession you practiced as a sole proprietor. An activity qualifies as a business if your primary purpose for engaging in the activity is for income or profit and you are involved in the activity with continuity and regularity.

Schedule C-EZ (Form 1040), Net Profit From Business
You can use Schedule C-EZ instead of Schedule C if you operated a business or practiced a profession as a sole proprietorship or qualified joint venture, or you were a statutory employee and you have met all the requirements listed in Schedule C-EZ, Part I.

Schedule D (Form 1040), Capital Gains and Losses
Use Schedule D (Form 1040) to report the sale or exchange of capital assets, gains from involuntary conversions of capital assets, capital gain distributions and nonbusiness bad debts.

Schedule E (Form 1040), Supplemental Income and Loss
Use Schedule E (Form 1040) to report income or loss from rental real estate, royalties, partnerships, S corporations, estates, trusts, and residual interests in REMICs.

Schedule EIC (Form 1040A or 1040), Earned Income Credit
After you have figured your earned income credit (EIC), use this schedule to give the IRS information about your qualifying child(ren).

Schedule F (Form 1040), Profit or Loss From Farming
Use Schedule F (Form 1040) to report farm income and expenses.

Schedule H (Form 1040), Household Employment Taxes
Use this schedule to report household employment taxes if you paid any one household employee cash wages of $1,800 or more during the calendar year, withheld federal income tax during the calendar year for any household employee, or paid total cash wages of $1,000 or more in any calendar quarter of the year or previous year to all household employees.

Schedule J (Form 1040), Income Averaging for Farmers and Fishermen
Use Schedule J (Form 1040) to elect to figure your income tax by averaging, over the previous 3 years (base years), all or part of your taxable income from your trade or business of farming or fishing.

Schedule R (Form 1040A or 1040), Credit for the Elderly or the Disabled
Use this schedule to figure the credit for the elderly or the disabled.

Schedule SE (Form 1040), Self-Employment Tax
Use this schedule to figure the tax due on net earnings from self-employment.

Form 1040-V, Payment Voucher for Form 1040
This form is a statement you send with your check or money order for any balance due on the “Amount you owe” line of your Form 1040, Form 1040A, or Form 1040EZ.

Form 1040X, Amended U.S. Individual Income Tax Return
Used by individual taxpayers to amend prior year tax returns.

Form 2106, Employee Business Expenses
Use this form if you are an employee deducting ordinary and necessary expenses for your job.

Form 2210, Underpayment of Estimated Tax by Individuals, Estates, and Trusts
Use this form to see if you owe a penalty for underpaying your estimated tax and, if you do, to figure the amount of the penalty.

Form 2441, Child and Dependent Care Expenses
If you paid someone to care for your child (under age 13) or other qualifying person so you (and your spouse if filing jointly) could work or look for work, you may be able to take the credit for child and dependent care expenses.

Form 2848, Power of Attorney and Declaration of Representative
Use Form 2848 to authorize an individual to represent you before the IRS. The individual you authorize must be a person eligible to practice before the IRS.

Form 3903, Moving Expenses
Use Form 3903 to figure your moving expense deduction for a move related to the start of work at a new principal place of work (workplace). If the new workplace is outside the United States or its possessions, you must be a U.S. citizen or resident alien to deduct your expenses.

Form 4562, Depreciation and Amortization
Use Form 4562 to claim your deduction for depreciation and amortization, make the election under section 179 to expense certain property, and provide information on the business/investment use of automobiles and other listed property.

Form 4868, Application for Automatic Extension of Time To File U.S. Individual Income Tax Return
A U.S. citizen or resident files this form to request an automatic extension of time to file a U.S. individual income tax return.

Form 4952, Investment Interest Expense Deduction
Use this form to figure the amount of investment interest expense you can deduct for the current year and the amount you can carry forward to future years.

Form 5329, Additional Taxes on Qualified Plans (Including IRAs) and Other Tax-Favored Accounts
Use Form 5329 to report additional taxes on IRAs, other qualified retirement plans, modified endowment contracts, Coverdell ESAs, QTPs, Archer MSAs, or HSAs.

Form 6251, Alternative Minimum Tax - Individuals
Use this form to figure the amount, if any, of your alternative minimum tax (AMT).

Form 8283, Noncash Charitable Contributions
Individuals, partnerships, and corporations file this form to report information about noncash charitable contributions when the amount of their deduction for all noncash gifts is more than $500.

Form 8582, Passive Activity Loss Limitations
Noncorporate taxpayers use this form to figure the amount of any passive activity loss (PAL) for the current tax year.

Form 8606, Nondeductible IRAs
Use this form to report nondeductible contributions you made to traditional IRAs; distributions from traditional, SEP, or SIMPLE IRAs, if you have ever made nondeductible contributions to traditional IRAs; conversions from traditional, SEP, or SIMPLE IRAs to Roth IRAs; and distributions from Roth IRAs

Schedule 8812 (Form 1040A or 1040), Child Tax Credit
Use Part I of this schedule to document that any child for whom you entered an ITIN and for whom you also checked the "if qualifying child for child tax credit" box, is a resident of the United States because the child meets the substantial presence test and is not otherwise treated as a nonresident alien. Use Parts II–IV of Schedule 8812 to figure the additional child tax credit.

Form 8822, Change of Address
Use this form to notify the Internal Revenue Service of a change to your home mailing address.

Form 8829, Expenses for Business Use of Your Home
Use this form to figure the allowable expenses for business use of your home on Schedule C (Form 1040) and any carryover to next year of amounts not deductible this year.

Form 8863, Education Credits (American Opportunity and Lifetime Learning Credits)
Use this form to figure and claim your education credits, which are based on qualified education expenses paid to an eligible postsecondary educational institution.

Form 8949, Sales and Other Dispositions of Capital Assets
Use this form to reconcile amounts that were reported to you and the IRS on Form 1099-B or 1099-S (or substitute statement) with the amounts you report on your return.

Form 9465, Installment Agreement Request
Use form to request a monthly installment plan if you cannot pay the full amount you owe shown on your tax return (or on a notice we sent you).

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The Hnr Block Taxes

Hnr block taxes Publication 600 - Introductory Material Table of Contents Introduction Introduction The Tax Relief and Health Care Act of 2006 extended the election to deduct state and local general sales taxes for 2006. Hnr block taxes The act was enacted after Schedule A (Form 1040), Itemized Deductions, and its instructions were printed. Hnr block taxes Because we were not able to include the instructions for figuring the deduction in the Schedule A instructions, we are providing this publication to help you figure this deduction. Hnr block taxes You can elect to deduct state and local general sales taxes instead of state and local income taxes as a deduction on Schedule A. Hnr block taxes You cannot deduct both. Hnr block taxes To figure your deduction, you can use either: Your actual expenses, or The optional sales tax tables plus the general sales taxes paid on certain specified items. Hnr block taxes Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications